Contact Henderson County CTA

P.O. Box 352
Hendersonville, NC 28793

2017 Acting Executive Board

Sheri Sparks, Acting President, ssparks@wcca.net
Chuck Barat, Past President
Linda Cheshire, Secretary, pt4252@att.net
Bradley Jones, Acting Treasurer

Winner of 2009 USTA “Special Tennis Event of the Year Given in Honor of Bev Earle”

The HC-CTA sponsored Quickstart mixers for the kids – one Saturday we had enough rain to ruin the courts. Everyone waited but it kept misting rain! HC-CTA volunteers, Mike Baer, Pete Landry, Larry Formichella, Carol Rosner and Bevie Walker set up the mini-nets on the Jackson Park rough parking lot surface. All 25 kids, volunteers and parents played QuickStart tennis with foam balls for two hours and no one wanted to quit. We shared a great lesson that day.

Beginner Adult Lessons are offered indoors during winter months (date & times to be decided)

Continuing Seasonal Events

Friday Night Adult Tennis Mixer – Jackson Park This is to encourage fun/social tennis within the community and to also collect food for the local food bank. This is an Adult Mixer and all levels of play are invited to attend. Please come join in the fun of tennis. Invite a friend. And bring a item or two of non-perishable food to help combat hunger within our community. See flyer for more info.

Friday Night Adult Mixers start May 9 at 6 pm at Jackson Park and run every 2nd and 4th Friday of each month. The final mixer scheduled Friday, October 31 will be the “Halloween Hoot”.

*Entry fee for Friday Night Adult Mixer is a can of food (play tennis and help your community at the same time) to be donated at the end of the year to a local food bank. Must be 18 years old to participate in adult mixer.

Junior Mixers – Intermediate and Advanced Juniors (13 – 17 years of age) are invited to play a Junior Mixer at Jackson Park on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month. These mixers will be coordinated by a volunteer from the HC-CTA and play will be separate from the adult mixer.

*Entry fee is a can of food to be donated to local food bank at the end of the year.

Saturday Morning Ladies – The program is currently on-hold.  The CTA is currently looking for a volunteer coordinator to run this program.  For information, please contact Bevie at bevstan@tds.net.

Kids Tennis Clubs Outdoor Tennis 2017

FUN group tennis activities for kids 5 thru 10 years of age! This novice/beginner pro-gram includes shorter racquets, larger & softer tennis balls, & lower nets on smaller courts. Register now for ongoing sessions in June and July. See flyer for more information.

Save the Date

September 16 -18, 2016 – Apple Open Tennis Tournament, sponsored by the Henderson County CTA – look for details in late July!

Congratulations to the following winners of the 2015 Apple Open Tennis Tournament:

Men’s
3.5 Singles – Christopher Chardos
4.0 Singles – Walter Hammond
4.5 Singles – Michael Gilliland

Men’s
3.0 Doubles – Duncan/Smith
3.5 Doubles – Morrow/Wingard
4.0 Doubles – Pablo/Tan
4.5 Doubles – Bell/McCabe

Women’s
3.0 Singles – Brittany Smith
3.5 Singles – Lucia Parvan
4.5 Singles – Kristy Allemang

Women’s
3.5 Doubles – Foster/McKibbin
4.0 Doubles – Bookter/Hunt

Mixed
6.0 Doubles – Smith/Smith
7.0 Doubles – Conner/Sparks
8.0 Doubles – Hunt/Wilson

Sr. 50 Men’s
4.0 Doubles – Spann/Spector

Sr. 50 Women’s
3.0 Doubles – Dixon/Eury
3.5 Doubles – Fish/Redding
4.0 Doubles – Hysong/Pitts

Sr. 50 Mixed
7.0 Doubles – Denekamp/Denekamp
8.0 Doubles – Splawn/Splawn

Men’s Open
Singles – Jonathan Prince

Thanks to the following sponsors of our 2015 Apple Open Tennis Tournament:

  • VOISINEnterprises.com
  • All State Insurance-Brad Parson Southern Alarm
  • Entegra Bank
  • Pardee Sports Medicine
  • Horizon Heating & Cooling
  • Park Ridge Health
  • Grandad’s Apples
  • Hillside Nursery-Ken Allison
  • Sheri & Rodney Sparks

In Kind:

  • Kanuga Conferences
  • Culligan Water
  • BI-LO
  • Grandad’s Apples

A special thank you to all the volunteers who gave time and talent to the Apple Open Tennis Tournament, before, during and after:

Pat Hutton, Barbara Johnson, Gay Anderson, Loretta Arrington, Bill Touchstone, Elaine Liddy, Matt Matteson, Linda Barat, Judith Hodges, Jan Partin, Joyce Shuford, Owen Patton, Susan Hoffman, Debby Smith, Carol Rosner, Bevie Walker, Brenda Cook, Claudia Gavin, Heidi Hendrix, Laurie Guinn, Lynn Gilpin, Chuck Barat, Linda Cheshire, Perry Vogel, Sam Matthews, Allen Combs, Bradley Jones, Barbara Patton, Rodney Sparks, Sheri Sparks

Henderson County CTA News

Kids Tennis Clubs Outdoor Tennis 2017

FUN group tennis activities for kids 5 thru 10 years of age! This novice/beginner pro-gram includes shorter racquets, larger & softer tennis balls, & lower nets on smaller courts. Register now for ongoing sessions in June and July. See flyer for more information.


SAVE THE DATE

September 15 – 17, 2017– Apple Open Tennis Tournament, sponsored by the Henderson County CTA – look for details in late July!


Good news!

Special Olympics has added tennis to the Henderson County program! Allen Combs, West Henderson High School coach and Vocational Solutions Director will be heading up this addition to the Special Olympic format.


Winter Indoor Tennis

Bevie Walker, WNC USTA Local League Coordinator and Carol Rosner, Henderson County CTA Volunteer, are back for a  third year of the Mountain LeagueCTA (coordinator CTA) and Henderson County CTA’s Winter Indoor Tennis at the Henderson County Parks & Recreation Athletic Center Gym.  This program evolved from “Masters Tennis” (using “quickstart” junior tennis racquets and balls) into “Fireball Tennis” (using adult racquets and low compression balls).  The traditional tennis court is 78 feet and the Fireball court is 60 feet in length. The Fireball dimensions are slightly altered to allow play on the existing lines of the gymnasium floor so there are two tennis courts in the gym.   Fireball dimensions for doubles play are width of the singles lines on a traditional court.  We are using orange/yellow low compression balls so the ball does not “fly” on the lacquered gym floor.  The orange/yellow ball may also be used outside for Fireball.  This allows players to enjoy the game more since the ball does not fly as quickly or bounce as high as a normal tennis ball.  The program includes a Friday morning league of 8 doubles teams (16 players) competing for 8 weeks for the Indoor Championship (competitors pictured).  Fireball tennis is a great way to improve and grow your tennis game!  A bit less court to run on and lots of volleys and quick action.  Everyone who has tried the new format says “It’s real tennis, just a bit smaller court!”.  Proceeds from this league were donated to the Henderson County Parks & Recreation and Henderson County Community Tennis Association.  The Winter Indoor Program also offers a “Drop-In Play and Beginner Tennis” on Tuesdays from 12 noon until 2 pm.  New players and players returning to the game are encouraged to come out and try the game at no charge.  Racquets and balls are supplied.  The programs run thru the first week of March 2017.


Summer Fun in Henderson County

Coming Soon – 2017 HC-CTA Summer Events Fun Schedule


“Life is not about waiting for the sun to shine, it is playing in the rain!”